I write stories about how people live and work in the D.C. region and beyond for The Post's Transportation and Development Team.

Philly wants you to get healthy: 10 miles of streets will be closed for part of a day

washingtonpost.com — For one day at least, there won't be any traffic jams on nearly 10 miles of road in downtown Philadelphia. That because on Saturday a portion of city is going car-free. The effort, dubbed Philly Free Streets, will give people a chance to explore the city in a new way, organizers say.

Couple stages sit-in on runway at Beijing airport to keep plane from taking off

washingtonpost.com — Angry Chinese couple stop plane on #Beijing airport runway after they missed their boarding https://t.co/atWFWSiNwK pic.twitter.com/6e26Q0TTe1 - SCMP News (@SCMP_News) September 19, 2016 Add this to the list of things you definitely shouldn't do at the airport: stage a sit-in on the runway when you miss your boarding call.

We have self-driving cars so why not self-driving shopping carts?

washingtonpost.com — On the heels of this week's much heralded debut of Uber's self-driving cars, we bring you this bit of intelligence: Walmart has filed a patent to develop a self-driving shopping cart. The report, via Quartz, is quick to point out that a patent doesn't necessarily mean a company is working on a specific product, but the concept is intriguing.

From cafes to canoes to pop-up spas, folks find unique ways to celebrate Park(ing) Day in the District

washingtonpost.com — If you spent any time strolling the streets of downtown Washington on Friday, you may have spotted a pop-up spa or a mini lake filled with wooden fish in a space normally filled by a car. It was Park(ing) Day 2016, which is not about parking - at least not in the traditional sense.

Here’s your second chance to buy your own West Virginia ‘town’

washingtonpost.com — Buyers will have a second shot at scooping up a picturesque weekend getaway just three hours outside the nation's capital at a bargain price. Sugar Grove Station, a former Navy base on 122 acres between the Allegheny Mountains and the south fork of the Potomac River in West Virginia, is back on the market, after a deal to buy it fell through this week.

District DMV officials say don’t fall for this scam

washingtonpost.com — Officials with the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles are warning drivers about a phishing scams that attempts to collect money for past due tickets. Officials said intended targets may receive an email from "info@localmailserver.info." In that email, recipients are told they have a "Notice of Unsatisfied Photo Enforcement Ticket."

DOT’s special adviser on Metro steps down

washingtonpost.com — Kathryn Thomson, appointed in May to be Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx's special adviser on Metro, has left the post for a job in the private sector. Thomson will become a partner at Morrison & Foerster, heading the law firm's transportation group.

It’s not your imagination. Your Metro train is slowing down.

washingtonpost.com — If your Metro rides feels a little sluggish these days, it's not your imagination. As Tuesday of afternoon, speed restrictions were in place in at least 22 sections of rail throughout the system- most of which haven't been announced.

DC Circulator will offer special service on opening day of African American museum

washingtonpost.com — The D.C. Circulator will offer special service to folks who hope to see the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on opening day, Sept. 24. Large crowds are expected to attending the opening ceremony for the new museum.

Money in pocket, Amtrak set for update - SentinelSource.com: Wapo

sentinelsource.com — The package is the largest single loan ever given by the U.S. Transportation Department. "This loan is a key step to providing investments needed to help keep high-speed trains moving throughout the region and to help all commuters in the Northeast Corridor," said Vice President Joe Biden, who made the announcement at the Amtrak station in Wilmington, Del.
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Sep 25, 2016

RT @capitalweather: D.C.-area forecast: Fall arrives in full force, and plans on staying a while  http://wapo.st/2cSUqNj 

Sep 24, 2016

Well said @farhip Dear readers: Please stop calling us ‘the media.’ There is no such thing.  http://wapo.st/2cXS1Qn 

Sep 24, 2016

RT @washingtonpost: Manhunt underway for gunman who killed 5 at Washington state mall  http://wapo.st/2cZepJu 

Sep 24, 2016

Can a thorough, thoughtful museum speak to a new racist age? @PhilipKennicott on the #NMAAHC  http://wapo.st/2d5UYkc 

Sep 24, 2016

RT @AP: Authorities say a fifth person _ an unidentified male _ dies following a shooting at a mall north of Seattle. https://t.co/IRzEHuYA8s

Sep 24, 2016

RT @capitalweather: Saturday's digit: 7/10 - Temperatures are much closer to avg than lately. And on a Saturday. Main wild card is clouds.…

Sep 23, 2016

RT @VLBenning: Virginia man sues Metro over 2015 L’Enfant Plaza smoke disaster #WMATA  http://wpo.st/81h-2 

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